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Question: adult bed wetting, continued from childhood

 funnier - Mon May 11, 2009 1:30 pm

23 year old man who is married and has one small child, has been a bed wetter his whole life. When he was small he was taken to a doctor and nothing they did made a difference. He was told that he would out grow the problem. Now, 23 years old and still having problems most every night. This is greatly interferring with his self esteem and life style, not to mention his marriage. What should he do? What questions and tests should he ask his doctor for and what type of doctor should he visit? Thanks for your help.
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:37 am

User avatar Hello,You have what is called a primary nocturnal enuresis which is carried on from childhood.The secondary types may be caused by urinary infection,prostate,diabetes etc.I am sure you will overcome it by drinking less fluids after evening and getting up at night at specific times to void urine.Psychological evaluation may be needed in some.You can consult a urologist to rule out secondary causes if any.Best wishes.

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